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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, December 2, 2019 4:23 PM

Filling in those mystery gaps in the Vampire's horizontal stab went well.  I now always use the kit's sprue for major filling, as it is the same color and hardness.  By using Tamiya or Gunze thin liquid cement, the sprue just melts into the seams and sticks really well.  The sprue can be feathered when sanding, plus scribing is effortless.

I haven't rescribed the filled in panel lines as I had to wait for the glue to fully cure.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:21 PM

Well, in a moment of fumbling fingers, I spilled liquid glue on the Gnat canopy. Bang Head Between that and the poor fit, the darn thing flew directly into the bin.

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:22 PM

G, I think I'll try sprue the next time I have a big gap. 

Chad

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:11 PM

Chad,

Awww man bummers.  Tongue Tied  Glue on the canopy is one of the banes of modeling!  I too have heard the dreaded "doink" and ruined models.   Note the plural form.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:44 AM

Mopar Madness

Well, in a moment of fumbling fingers, I spilled liquid glue on the Gnat canopy. Bang Head Between that and the poor fit, the darn thing flew directly into the bin.

 

So, one last journey into the great beyond. May your Gnat rest in piece's.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:45 AM

Thats a very nice job on those gaps G.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17 AM

 

Chad there is no problem that can't be solved with judicious use of the heel of your foot.Propeller

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:50 AM

Darn it!  Why didn't I think of that!  Big Smile

Chad

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14 PM

More on the Meteor. It's coming along quickly. The wing is assembled and attached to the fuselage. The canopy has been dipped in Pledge and is drying under cover. I may be able to begin painting next week if the weather warms up. As old as this kit is, maybe pre-1970, the fit is very good. I've had to use some Bondo in a few low spots but that's about it. All in all, the kit is building up very nicely.

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Still trying to find some 616 Squadron decals for the marking. No luck yet.

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:27 AM

I'm looking for this decal sheet for my Meteor build. I've scoured the internet to no avail. These decals are nowhere to be found. Anyone have them in their stash? Willing to sell them?

In the meantime, I'm scrounging around trying to piece together suitable decals for this build.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:57 PM

fotofrank

I'm looking for this decal sheet for my Meteor build. I've scoured the internet to no avail. These decals are nowhere to be found. Anyone have them in their stash? Willing to sell them?

In the meantime, I'm scrounging around trying to piece together suitable decals for this build.

 

Frank just did a quick check

Flightdecs.ca has them sheet number 72007

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:31 PM

Thanks, Johnny. I've tried to buy from Flightdecs in the past. I need permission from my bank here in FL to use my card in the Great White North. Let me talk to the resident banker to see what she says. Thanks again.

Great White North. Obscure reference to Bob and Doug Mckenzie.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:41 PM

Thats coming on really well frank. I had a search for those decals but even scalemates doesn't list any sellers. I hope you can get them from over the border, Barracuda lists them as out of stock.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:40 PM

Frank I'm still crossing my fingers for that WB-29!

Chad

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:22 PM

Sorry, Mopar, but the WB-29 is sitting on the shelf of doom. I built that Airfix B-29 kit maybe forty years ago and it was a nightmare even then. I thought I had developed skills enough to overcome the kit's shortcomings, but no. That sow's ear thing. If I ever do build a WB-29 Hurricane Hunter I'll probably use the Academy kit. Blasphemy, I know. Sorry to disappoint.

I'll be ordering the decals for the Meteor from a shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada tomorrow. I'm also getting a decal set for some P-40s, including one for Robert Lee Scott's P-40E from the same shop.

Today, I attached and masked the canopy. Pretty much ready for paint now. If it warms up enough out on the patio tomorrow, I'll shoot the primer.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:25 PM

With the cut off date looming I had better get a move on with this Kate. It is just the undercart and canopy framing to mask that I fain so boring.

 IMG_20191205_061702 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:09 AM

fotofrank

Sorry, Mopar, but the WB-29 is sitting on the shelf of doom. I built that Airfix B-29 kit maybe forty years ago and it was a nightmare even then. I thought I had developed skills enough to overcome the kit's shortcomings, but no. That sow's ear thing. If I ever do build a WB-29 Hurricane Hunter I'll probably use the Academy kit. Blasphemy, I know. Sorry to disappoint.

I'll be ordering the decals for the Meteor from a shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada tomorrow. I'm also getting a decal set for some P-40s, including one for Robert Lee Scott's P-40E from the same shop.

Today, I attached and masked the canopy. Pretty much ready for paint now. If it warms up enough out on the patio tomorrow, I'll shoot the primer.

 

Yea it's even in the high 40's here in SWFL

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:38 PM

Theuns, thats looking very nice, great work.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:19 AM

Well, I found some decals for the Meteor. Won't exactly be 616 Squadron but they will "look" authentic. Now I can press on with painting.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:32 AM

Thats good to hear frank.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 6, 2019 12:27 PM

Thanks, Bish.

Well, I shot the primer this morning. Model Master Enamel Primer. Laid down real nice. I'll let the primer cure for a couple of days before I begin to shoot the camouflage colors. I did spot a couple of gaps I forgot to fill where the wing meets the fuselage. I'll take care of that in a couple of days. This airplane is going to look so good when it's done!

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:25 AM

Started up the next Hurricane 1/48.
I really like this kit, it is possible to build 3 versions of the MK1, including the Sea Hurricane, all with the 8 gun wing.

One anyoing thing thought, there is an awful ejector pinmark in the instrumnet panel on the portside of the cockpit cage:

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I am going to ignore it if I can not fill it with Mr. Surfacer.

Nice work on that Meteor FF, have the 1/48 coming up next.

Keepup the good work folks and enjoy your weekend!

sic transit gloria mundi

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:22 AM

Started my Bf110E. Simple interior but I dont think much will be seen since only option is a closed canopy. Added some foil belts and that's it

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:55 AM

Good to see the primer on frank, coming together well.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:56 AM

Svenne, thats a nasty spot to have that. But i am sure it won't be noticed one in.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Coming together wel TJ. I really must get a 110 on the bench soon.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:13 PM

tempestjohnny

Started my Bf110E. Simple interior but I dont think much will be seen since only option is a closed canopy. Added some foil belts and that's it

 

 Is the Me-110 a new tool kit? I've been thinking about doing a 110 but the only one that comes to mind is the old 1/72 Monogram kit.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:25 PM

frank, Airfix do have a couple of new tooled 110's and there is also the range of Eduard kits.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:34 PM
Yes Frank this one is a new tool. I also have a C. The Eduard kits have better detail but are more expensive

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:45 AM

Thread needs a bump...

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